|Rag Radio 11-24-2009 - Rag Radio|
|What's New Interviews Margaret Moser - Rag Radio|
What's New Interviews Margaret Moser about her UT class, "1, 2, Tres, Quatro: The Glory Days of Texas Rock 1964-69". You can find more info about it here: http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/informalclasses/index.php/informalclasses/glorydays/?num=IC13442
Keywords: What's New; Interviews; Margaret Moser
|Rag Radio 2013-08-17 - Todd Gitlin - Rag Radio|
Rag Radio 2013-08-17 - Todd Gitlin
Keywords: Rag Radio 2013-08-17 - Todd Gitlin
|Rag Radio 2012-02-24 - Richard Bowden, Mo McMorrow, Joe Cooper, Nate Cowan & Brian J. Overman - Rag Radio|
Rag Radio 2012-02-24 - Richard Bowden, Mo McMorrow, Joe Cooper, Nate Cowan & Brian J. Overman
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Richard Bowden; Mo McMorrow; Joe Cooper; Nate Cowan; Brian J. Overman
|Rag Radio 2012-04-06 - Jim Hightower - Rag Radio|
Rag Radio 2012-04-06 - Jim Hightower
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Hightower
|Rag Radio 2013-07-05 - Guy Schwartz - Rag Radio|
Rag Radio 2013-07-05 - Guy Schwartz
Keywords: Rag Radio; Guy Schwartz
|Rag Radio 2010-11-26 - Rag Radio|
Thorne Dreyer, Rag Radio, Catherine Bralavsky & Joseph Rowe
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Catherine Bralavsky; Joseph Rowe
|Rag Radio 2011-08-05 - scott crow - Rag Radio|
Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, scott crow
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; scott crow
|Rag Radio 2013-10-25 - Pioneering Houston Feminist Frances "Poppy" Northcutt - Rag Radio|
Thorne Dreyer's guest is Frances "Poppy" Northcutt, a Houston attorney and president of the Houston and Texas chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Northcutt, who has played a central role in the women’s movement since the mid-Sixties, was the City of Houston’s first Women’s Advocate in 1974-75 under Mayor Fred Hofheinz. In that role she initiated legislative and executive proposals to eliminate sex discrimination in the police and fire departments and elsewhere in city go...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Frances Northcutt; Poppy Northcutt; Women's Movement; Feminism; NOW; Houston History; Women's Activists; NASA; Houston Women's Advocate: National Women's Conference; Women's Political Caucus
|Rag Radio 12-01-2009 / Filmmaker Turk Pipkin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Turk Pipkin. A discussion of the life and work of the multi-talented artist with a special focus on his new film, One Peace at a Time. Guest: •Turk Pipkin -- Austin-based writer, television and film actor, New York Times bestselling author and filmmaker. Co-founder of the education and action nonprofit, The Nobelity Project.
Keywords: -Filmmakers, Actors, Authors, Nobelity Project
|Rag Radio 11-24-2009 / Rock Journalist Margaret Moser - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A discussions of the arts, music, and alternative journalism scenes in Austin, past and present, with a special focus on the recent death of legendary underground artist Bill Narum. Guest: •Margaret Moser -- Award winning rock journalist and author. Senior editor and writer for the Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Rock, Alternative Journalism, Bill Narum, Austin Chronicle
|Rag Radio 10-27-2009 / Transportation, Growth & the Environment - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Transportation policy, growth and the environment, with a focus on Austin and Texas. Guests: •Dick Kallerman – Transportation chair, Austin chapter of the Sierra Club; Chairman, Save Our Springs Alliance of Austin. •Roger Baker – Environmental and transportation activist; Board member, SOS Alliance; a founder of ASPO-USA; and contributor to The Rag Blog. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: -Transportation, Environment, Growth, Planning, Austin, The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 11-17-2009 / Economics and the Global Economy - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-“It’s the Economy (and why are we so) Stupid?” A discussion of our economic system and the recent economic crisis, in the context of the global economy. Why are Americans so poorly informed about such matters, and how can that be changed. Guests: •Tim Mahoney -- Trustee, Austin Community College; •Richard Whittaker -- political writer, Austin Chronicle. Host: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer: Tracey Schulz
Keywords: -Economics, World Economy
|Rag Radio 2013-05-17 - Political Economist Gar Alperovitz, Author of "What Then Must We Do?" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Historian and Political Economist Gar Alperovitz discusses his new book,"What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution," with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer and The Rag Blog's Roger Baker. Gar Alperovitz has had a distinguished career as a historian, political economist, activist, writer, and government official. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, is co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and is a former ...
Keywords: Gar Alperovitz; Historian; Political Economists; Authors; Thorne Dreyer; Socialism; Political Activism
|Rag Radio 10-20-2009 / Criminal Justice, the Death Penalty, and Texas Politics - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A discussion of issues involving criminal justice and Texas politics, with an emphasis on the death penalty and Texas Gov. Rick Perry's controversial handling of the execution of alleged arsonist Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests:*Glenn W. Smith, prominent political consultant and founder of Texas political blog, Dog Canyon.*Steve Hall of the StandDown Texas Project, an organization that advocates a moratorium on executions in Texas, and a state-sponsored review of Texas' application of the death...
Keywords: -Steve Hall, Glenn W. Smith, Criminal Justice, Death Penalty, Texas Politics, Dog Canyon, Rick Perry, Willingham Execution, StandDown Texas
|Rag Radio 2010-06-15 / World Cup: Bringing the World Together - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Discussion about the World Cup and about soccer as sociology and spectacle. Guests: Carlos Lowry and Futbol en Vivo host David Alvarez. Producer and host: Thorne Dreyer. Engineer: Tracey Schulz.
Keywords: Rag Radio; World Cup; Soccer; Carlos Lowry, David Alvarez; Thorne Dreyer; Sports
|Rag Radio 2013-07-05 -- Houston Rock and Blues Musician Guy Schwartz - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Houston-based blues and rock musician Guy Schwartz joins us in interview and performance. Schwartz is also a songwriter, producer, videographer, music journalist and archivist, and a political activist. He is backed up on rhythm guitar and vocals by singer-songwriter and bandleader Billy Bourbon (The Billy Bourbon Band) who also plays guitar in Guy's Austin Affordables, bassist Roger Tausz of the New Jack Hippies, and percussionist Rick Lyon...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Guy Schwartz; Marlo Blue; Billy Bourbon; Houston Musicians; Texas Musicians
|Rag Radio 2013-04-05 - Anti-Gun Violence Activists John Woods & Claire Wilson James - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
John Woods was a student at Virginia Tech on April 6, 2007, when a gunman killed 32 people on campus, including his girlfriend, Maxine Turner. Born in Alexandria, Virginia, Woods was a National Merit Scholar who graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech in 2007. He moved to Texas to begin his doctoral work in molecular biology at UT-Austin, where he is a National Science Foundation Fellow. John was a founder of Students for Gun-Free Schools in Texas and is now a board member of Texas Gun Sens...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; John Woods; Claire Wilson James; Gun Violence; Gun Law Reform; Charles Whitman; Mass Shootings; University of Texas; Virginia Tech
|Rag Radio 12-29-2009 / Progressive Organizer Carl Davidson - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with prominent progressive activist, organizer, and writer Carl Davidson, who was a leader in SDS and a major figure in the 60s New Left. Carl is webmaster at Progressives for Obama (now renamed Progressive America Rising) and is national co-chair of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism. Carl was a national officer of SDS and writer and editor at the Guardian, the preeminent publication of the American left for decades...
Keywords: Carl Davidson; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Leftist; Progressives; Writers; SDS; New Left; Sixties; Socialism
|Rag Radio 2012-01-13 / UT Govt & International Relations Prof David Edwards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
David Edwards teaches political and social theory, American politics, public policy, and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 47 years. He also has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Industrial Management Center, and the Danforth Foundation. He is the author of Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, The American Political Experience (four editions), and Practicing American Politics, an...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; David Edwards; UT-Austin; International Relations
|Rag Radio 12-22-2009 / Environmental and Peace Activist Alyssa Burgin - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Alyssa Burgin, activist and organizer for environmental, political, and social justice issues. A fifth-generation Texan, she is the daughter of a labor union organizer and a San Antonio newspaperwoman and artist. She has been a grassroots lobbyist for climate change legislation and started the Texas Drought Project to educate Texans about coming water crises. She is media and outreach director of Texans for Peace...
Keywords: -Alyssa Burgin, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Environmental Activists, Texans for Peace, Social Justice
|Rag Radio 2013-03-09 - Novelist, Educator & Immigrant Rights Activist David S. McCabe - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
David McCabe is the author of "Without Sin," a novel inspired by actual events in Oceanside, California, where federal and county officials shut down a sex trafficking ring that exploited young, undocumented women. The novel chronicles the exploits of a young border patrol agent and a 17-year-old Mexican prostitute as they struggle to come to terms with the increasing violence and changing politics that govern the borderlands dividing their countries...
Keywords: David McCabe, Thorne Dreyer, Immigrant Rights, Novelists, Educators, Without Sin, Sex Trafficking, Rag Radio
|Rag Radio 2010-09-28 / Journalist and filmmaker Danny Schechter - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Danny Schechter is a journalist, author, Emmy award-winning television producer, independent filmmaker, and media critic. He is a co-founder and executive producer of Globalvision, a New York-based television and film production company. He was a producer for ABC News 20/20 where he won two national Emmys and was nominated for two others. He was also a producer on the start-up staff at CNN. After college, he was a full time civil rights worker and then communications director of the Northern Stu...
Keywords: Underground Press, Rag Radio; Danny Schechter; Thorne Dreyer; Wall Street; Journalists; Filmmakers; Civil Rights Movement; Journalism; Sixties; Alternative Media
|Rag Radio 2012-08-31 - Ethical Society's Tim Hayles, Unitarian Bonny Gardner & Eco-Troubadour Bill Oliver - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Our guests on Rag Radio were Tim Hayles of the Ethical Society of Austin and Bonny Gardner of Austin’s First Unitarian Universalist Church. They were joined by singer-songwriter and “eco-troubadour” Bill Oliver, who performed three songs on the show. This podcast was recorded during KOOP's membership drive and includes fundraising pitches. Tim Hayles, a software engineer with a Masters in Computer Science from Rice, has been active with the Ethical Society since 2002...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Tim Hayles; Bonny Gardner; Bill Oliver; Ethical Society; Unitarian Universalist Church
|Rag Radio 2010-08-17 / Filmmaker Gary Chason - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A discussion with Gary Chason. Chason is a film and theatrical producer and director, a screenwriter and playwright, an actor and acting coach. He was also a casting director for major filmmakers, including Robert Altman and Peter Bogdanovich, working on such films as The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, The Getaway, Brewster McCloud, and Pretty Baby. His work in legitimate theater includes a highly acclaimed production of Michael McClure's The Beard in Houston in 1975...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Gary Chason; Filmmakers; Thorne Dreyer; Theater; Screenwriters; Directors; Indie Film; Austin; SDS; The Rag; Sixties; Sexual Freedom League; Underground Press
|Rag Radio 2010-10-05 -- Death Penalty and Mumia Abu-Jamal w/Joe Dubovy & Akwasi Evans - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
A discussion about the death penalty and the cases of Mumia Abu-Jamal -- an African American journalist who has been on death row for 28 years -- Rodney Reed, and Cameron Todd Willingham. Guests: anti-death penalty activist Joe Dubovy and progressive journalist Akwasi Evans. Joe Dubovy was a founder of the New York Committee to Repeal the Death Penalty, which played a major role in overturning the death penalty -- and is the organizer of the Reed-Mumia Solidarity Committee that held a rally in A...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Joe Dubovy; Akwasi Evans; Mumia Abu-Jamal; Rodney Reed; Cameron Todd Willingham; Death Penalty; Journalists; Activists
|Rag Radio 01-19-2010 / Singer-Songwriter Vince Bell - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-Conversation with legendary Texas singer-songwriter Vince Bell, with live performance. Vince has performed widely for decades, and his songs have been recorded and performed by Little Feat, Lyle Lovett, and Nanci Griffith. Vince's book, "One Man's Music" -- which he also performs as a one man musical play -- chronicles his remarkable comeback after an automobile accident in 1982 that nearly killed him and left him in a coma for a month...
Keywords: -Vince Bell; Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Musicians; Singer-Songwriters
|Rag Radio 03-23-2010 / Community Organizer Lisa Fithian - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
-A conversation with Lisa Fithian, Austin-based social justice activist, community organizer, and nonviolence trainer -- an organizer for 35 years, working with peace, labor, youth, immigrant, environmental, and racial justice groups -- including teaching creative nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience tactics. We discuss the Common Ground collective in New Orleans, her work with anarchist groups, and her experience with activist Brandon Darby, self-acknowledged FBI informant...
Keywords: -Lisa Fithian, Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, Activists, Common Ground, New Orleans, Brandon Darby, Austin, Civil Disobedience, Community Organizers
|Rag Radio 2011-03-11 / Historical Archivist Tim Hamblin on 25 Years of SXSW Music - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Tim Hamblin is the Video Archivist at the Austin History Center and is curator of "5X5Y: 25 Years of SXSW Music." (SXSW -- South by Southwest -- is a massive and highly-influential music, film, and interactive conference and festival held annually in Austin.) Tim Hamblin has worked in the music and video business in Austin for over 30 years. He has produced award-winning music videos, taught classes in music video at Laguna Gloria Art Museum, and produced video festivals for the early SXSW music...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Tim Hamblin; SXSW; Austin History Center; Popular Music
|Rag Radio 2010-11-19 / Author Philip Russell on The History of Mexico - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Philip Russell is an author and historian who lives in Austin. His sixth book is "The History of Mexico: From Pre-Conquest to Present." It traces the last 500 years of Mexican history, from the indigenous empires that were devastated by the Spanish conquest to the election of 2006. Russell became fascinated with Mexico when visiting that country to explore caves and then spent many months hiking with a backpack to Indian villages without roads...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Philip Russell; Thorne Dreyer; Mexico; Authors; The Rag; Historians
|Rag Radio 2012-12-14 - Singer-Songwriter & Activist Barbara K & Poet Don Paul - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Barbara K (Barbara Kooyman) is an American singer-songwriter and political activist based in Austin, Texas. She is joined on the show by New Orleans poet-activist Don Paul in discussing Artists for Media Diversity, and A4MD's "virtual album," "Artists for Vieques." Barbara K performs live, joined by Richard Bowden on violin and Gerald Torres on harmonica. Barbara K was half of the recording act Timbuk3, whose 1986 song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” was a big hit in the U.S...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Barbara K; Don Paul; Artists for Media Diversity; Artists for Vieques; Austin Musicians
|Rag Radio 2012-06-15 American Botanical Council's Mark Blumenthal on Herbal Medicine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Mark Blumenthal is the founder and executive director of the American Botanical Council (ABC), an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating accurate, reliable, and responsible information on herbs and medicinal plants. We discuss issues involving research, regulation, marketing, and responsible use of medicinal plants and other alternatives to traditional Western medicine. Blumenthal is the editor and publisher of HerbalGram, an international, peer-reviewed quarterly journal...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Mark Blumenthal; Thorne Dreyer; Herbal Medicine; Alternative Medicine
|Rag Radio 2011-04-29 / Musicians Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley of Greezy Wheels - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Cleve and Sweet Mary Hattersley were founders of Austin’s historic band, Greezy Wheels. Pioneers of the “progressive country” movement in the 70s, Greezy Wheels served as the unofficial house band at the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters. Guitarist and writer Cleve and “fiddler extraordinaire” Mary led the group that, according to the Austin Chronicle’s Margaret Moser, “owned Austin back around 1974." Cleve and Mary discuss Austin music history, the evolution of the “America...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Greezy Wheels; Cleve Hattersley; Sweet Mary Hattersley; Musicians; Austin History; Armadillo World Headquarters
|Rag Radio 2011-01-07 -- Political Consultant and Progressive Blogger Glenn W. Smith - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Glenn W. Smith is a writer, blogger, activist, and political consultant. He is the creator of DogCanyon, a political and cultural website covering state, national, and global issues from a Texas perspective. Smith led Ann Richards’ successful 1990 campaign for governor of Texas and worked for former Texas Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen. In 2004, he authored the highly acclaimed book, "The Politics of Deceit: Saving Freedom and Democracy from Extinction." He was a political ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Glenn W. Smith; Journalists; Bloggers; DogCanyon; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2011-06-24 / Environmental Activist Diane Wilson, Author of 'Eco-Outlaw' - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Environmental activist Diane Wilson, a fourth-generation shrimper from Seadrift, Texas -- and a mother of five -- has earned the wrath of industrial polluters everywhere. She has been arrested 50 times and has participated in disruptions of U.S. Senate hearings and corporate shareholder gatherings in Houston, Taipei, and London. Wilson was Mother Jones magazine's "Hell-Raiser of the Month," and was one of Grist's "13 Badass Greens." She was a founder of CodePink, the Texas Jail Project, and Inju...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Diane Wilson; Environmentalists; Activists; Authors
|Rag Radio 2012-04-27 - Theologian and Social Ethicist Gary Dorrien - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Theologian and Social Ethicist Gary Dorrien, an Episcopal priest and professor at Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, has been described by Cornel West as “the preeminent social ethicist in North America today.” On Rag Radio Dorrien discussed liberal Christian theology and the social gospel in relation to contemporary politics and progressive political movements and issues of social and economic justice...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Gary Dorrien; Thorne Dreyer; Theologians; Social Critics; Economic Justice
|Rag Radio 2011-07-22 / Sustainability Activist Scott Pittman, founder of Permaculture Institute - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Scott Pittman is a sustainability activist and permaculture teacher. He was a founder of the Permaculture Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and helped to establish the permaculture movement in the U.S. Southwest. The mission of the Permaculture Institute is to promote sustainable living skills through education, networking, and demonstration projects. Scott's experience includes working with indigenous and traditional people worldwide, designing projects that range from backyards to thousand-ac...
Keywords: The Rag; Underground Press; Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Wayne Kramer; Scott Pittman; Permaculture; Sustainability; Sixties; Activists; Educators
|Rag Radio 2011-01-14 / Austin Chronicle News Editor Michael King - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Michael King is the News Editor of the Austin Chronicle, where he has reported on state and city politics since 2001, and writes the weekly column, “Point Austin.” Born a Hoosier in Northwest Indiana, he was educated at Indiana University and Yale University, receiving a Ph.D. in 1977. He edited The Spectator in Bloomington, Indiana, an early 60s underground paper. He was in the English Department of UT Austin from 1977 to 1985, and has worked in shoe stores and steel mills, libraries and la...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Michael King; Austin Chronicle; Journalists; Texas Politics; Underground Press; Sixties
|Rag Radio 2012-09-14 - Famed Texas Civil Rights & Labor Attorney David Richards - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
David Richards is a Texas civil rights and labor lawyer who has argued extensively before the U.S. and Texas Supreme Courts. According to Texas Monthly magazine, Richards, who is the ex-husband of the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, "has earned his place in Texas history" as "a rebel-rousing civil-rights lawyer who fought to make Texas just." Among his more notable cases were ones that established single member legislative districts in Texas and that declared the Texas obscenity statute unconstitu...
Keywords: Rag Radio; David Richards; Civil Rights; Texas History; The Rag
|Rag Radio 2011-02-18 / Austin Sculptor and Activist Barry George on Trip to Palestine - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Barry George is an Austin sculptor and social activist. In 1986 he began working with found objects and making yard sculptures. Now much of his work is interactive, requiring the viewer to manipulate the sculpture. Also in 1986 – as El Salvador and Nicaragua were experiencing upheaval – he started Bikes Not Bombs in Austin, a project that gathered bicycles and sent them to Nicaragua. Barry recently returned from a visit to Palestine where he was part of a Christian Peacemaker Team in the Heb...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Barry George; Palestine; Sculptors; Artists; Activists; Austin
|Rag Radio 2012-07-13 - Peace Activist Jim Turpin on the "Myth of American Exceptionalism" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Peace Activist and writer Jim Turpin discusses issues related to his article, "The Myth of American Exceptionalism," published by The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com). Turpin points out that the United States is number one in the world in military spending with troop presence in over 150 countries; has record levels of hunger, poverty and unemployment; has seen the rise of an Orwellian national security state; and has experienced "obscene accumulation of wealth by a corporate plutocracy" -- wi...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Jim Turpin; Thorne Dreyer; American Exceptionalism; Activists; Writers; The Rag Blog
|Rag Radio 2012-11-02 - Ann Richards Biographer Jan Reid & Radio Journalist Frieda Werden - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Jan Reid, the author of "Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards," is a senior writer for Texas Monthly and his writing has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Slate, and the New York Times. His other books include "The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock," "The Bullet Meant for Me," "Rio Grande," "Texas Tornado: The Times and Music of Doug Sahm," and two award-winning novels, "Deerinwater" and "Comanche Sundown." Also joining us on the show was Frieda Werden of WINGS, the Women's International N...
Keywords: Rag Radio; KOOP; Jan Reid; Frieda Werden
|Rag Radio 2011-06-10 / Iraq Veterans Against the War - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Our guests were members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) who are involved in organizing efforts with GI's at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas -- especially around Operation Recovery and the Under the Hood GI coffeehouse. Aaron Hughes served with the Illinois National Guard in Kuwait. He received an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University in 2009 and today is the Organizing Team Leader for Iraq Veterans Against the War...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Iraq Veterans Against the War; Aaron Hughes; Malachi Muncy; Scott Kimball; Under the Hood; Fort Hood; Anti-War GIs
|Rag Radio 2012-06-29 - Peruvian Social Psychologist Cristina Herencia on Indigenous Peoples - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Cristina Herencia is a Peruvian social psychologist who works in interdisciplinary social sciences with a specialty in the study of indigenous peoples. On this show she discusses the effect of globalization and the spread of global capitalism on native peoples, especially in the Americas; the historical -- and continuing -- injustices committed against native peoples; the reemergence of indigenous peoples' movements on the public scene and the role of the United Nations in providing them with a ...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Cristina Herencia; Thorne Dreyer; Sociologists; Indingenous Peoples; Globalization; Peru
|Rag Radio 2013-02-22 - Documentary Filmmaker Anne Lewis - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Anne Lewis is an independent filmmaker, a senior lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the Texas State Employees Union (TSEU-CWA Local 6186) and NABET-CWA. She has been making documentary films since 1970. Most of her filmmaking depicts working class people -- often women -- fighting for social change. Lewis is associated with Appalshop, an arts and education center located in the heart of Appalachia...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Anne Lewis; Documentary Filmmakers; Thorne Dreyer
|Rag Radio 2011-07-15 / Community Organizer Linda Stout, Author of "Collective Visioning" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Linda Stout is the founder and director of Spirit in Action, a nonprofit organization involved in broad-based movement building, working with diverse communities, grassroots groups, and social justice organizations. She previously led the Piedmont Peace Project in North Carolina, which won the National Grassroots Peace Award. She is the author of "Bridging the Class Divide." Her latest book is "Collective Visioning: How Groups Can Work Together for a Just and Sustainable Future." Host and Produc...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Linda Stout; Authors; Community Organizers; Social Activists
|Rag Radio 2013-01-25 - Economist Robert Pollin, Author of "Back to Full Employment" - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Progressive economist, activist, and author Robert Pollin joins us to discuss issues raised in his provocative new book, "Back to Full Employment," published by MIT Press. The Rag Blog's Roger Baker also participates in the discussion. Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect writes that Pollin's "important new book... deserves a broad hearing. Today’s economy is so anemic that nothing less than a new commitment to full employment will get us out of the ditch dug by a generation of neo-liberali...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Robert Pollin; Economists; Authors; Full Employment
|Rag Radio 2011-05-20 / Cultural Historian Richard Pells - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Richard Pells is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of four books on American culture in the 20th century including his latest, Modernist America: Art, Music, Movies, & the Globalization of American Culture, Pells has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., as well as six Fulbright chairs and senior lectureships...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Richard Pells; Cultural History, Authors, UT-Austin
|Rag Radio 2011-09-30 / Progressive Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Elliott Naishtat is a progressive Democratic state legislator from Austin. A native New Yorker, Naishtat, who is Jewish, was elected to the Dist. 49 seat in the Texas House of Representatives in 1990 and has been reelected 10 times. Naishtat, who has lived in Texas for 39 years, served as a VISTA volunteer in Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty in Queens, N.Y., and Eagle Pass, TX, before moving to Austin and earning a Masters in Social Work and a law degree from The University of Texas...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Elliott Naishtat; Progressive Democrats; Texas Politics
|Rag Radio 2010-12-03 / Environmentalist Bruce Melton on Climate Science and Global Warming - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Bruce Melton is an Austin-based civil engineer and a student of climate science. He is an environmental researcher, trained outreach specialist, a green builder, an environmental filmmaker, and a regular contributor to The Rag Blog on climate change and global warming. Bruce Melton was one of eight Austinites named as a "Hero of Climate Change" by Good Life Magazine. He has been translating and interpreting scholarly science publications for two decades...
Keywords: Thorne Dreyer; Rag Radio; Bruce Melton; Climate Change; Environment; Global Warming; The Rag Blog